Sunbody Shaping Instructions

Shaping your own hat is fun and you can't hurt it when its wet.
Play with it - in thirty minutes you'll be a pro.

Working Hats
  1. Thoroughly soak your hat, inside and out.  Spray it, hold it under the faucet or dunk it in a trough or stream.
Mexican Hats
2. Crease the crown
(into any shape, as shown), putting the seam at the back.

the side curves like you want them. For symmetry, look at the inside of the crown while  working it.
Brims on Hats
3.  Shape the brim
by rolling the edges toward the crown.
Exaggerate the roll, as the brim will have a tendency to uncurl some when you let it go.
Flexible Hats
4.  Personalize
For a nice front-to-back curve, stretch the hat lengthwise with your fingers from the inside while pulling down on the ends of the brim with your thumbs.

Wet, your hat will be hard and rigid and feel smaller.  Dry, it will be flexible and remember its new shape if crushed. It will not shrink or stretch but will conform to the shape of your head.

Extreme dryness will make you hat brittle.
In dry weather an occasional dousing will keep your hat fresher and make it last longer.